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Offline Buzzbait

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Lock ate
« on: April 29, 2012, 06:50:21 PM »
Went to Lock 8 on the Warrior yestiddy after wurk. Actually didn't get there til 3:30 or so. GeoMetro and myself went down stream a little bit and fished through one of the cuts that are in the bends of the river in that area below the launch site. Notta! At the end of that cut we saw an opening so went went in there. Lo and behold!... it was Reedy Branch. I have not fish in there in probably 20+ years. At one time the mouth had closed in and you couldn't get it. I must have missed the memo on the corp. re-opening that booger way back whenever. Anywho, GeoMetro and myself actually caught 5 in there. As we worked our way back into Reedy i started noticing things that i thought  looked familiar. Once we got to the back of it, i knew i knew that was it. The big old cypress  tree that once stood in there is now just a (large) stump.

The bad part about the trip was just after we put in and we had to wait on a barge to pass in that bend. We were on the wake side weather we wanted to be or not. Once it passed Geo eased on out(most of the wake had not really settled yet) and progressed onward, down stream. When we rocked over 2-3 of the big rollers the transom split on the old kingfisher  :o . Waaasn't too sure how all that was going to work out  :bite seeings how its just a hull. Thaaaaankfull! ....i was glad we made it back and didn't sink and lose stuff. Was home at 8-ish.

bright, high pressure i assume. no buzzbait fish. all caught came on plastics.

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Re: Lock ate
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 09:08:12 PM »
Glad you didn't sink and were able to catch some fish. One thing I learned a long time ago when river fishing is that if a barge is coming you want to be in the creeks cause the fish bite real good for a few after it passes.
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Re: Lock ate
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 04:18:04 PM »
Geometro asked that very question as the barge went by, carter. I told him it does help sometime, so i agree.

In fact he sould be pulling up any minute now with something he bought today. Dunno what it is yet!?

Rusty Buzzbait